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Chris Hani’s killer to approach court for parole

Former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani‘s killer Janusz Walus is expected to approach the high court in Pretoria for another attempt to get parole on Tuesday. Walus’ previous court application to be released on parole failed. He and his accomplice and former Conservative Party leader Clive Derby-Lewis were[…]

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Disappointment at decision to release Oscar

While it is disappointing that Reeva Steenkamp’s killer Oscar Pistorius is being released from jail, he will hopefully emerge a better man, three women’s rights organisations said on Thursday. “We are hoping that he will come out a better person who will advocate for women’s issues. There must be no[…]

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Oscar release confirmed for Tuesday, October 20

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on correctional supervision on October 20, the Correctional Services department confirmed on Thursday. This comes after the Kgosi Mampuru II correctional supervision and parole board considered all submissions, including from the victim’s family, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine’s Day[…]

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Parole board to discuss Oscar’s release again

Oscar Pistorius’s latest parole hearing will take place on Thursday. The Kgosi Mampuru II prison’s parole board would then decide if the former Paralympian could be released into correctional supervision, spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said in a statement. Pistorius and his lawyer met the board on Friday. They were told the[…]

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Hearing on Pistorius’s parole postponed

The Kgosi Mampuru II prison parole board on Friday postponed a hearing into Oscar Pistorius’s parole until October 21. According to eNCA, the board would consult the family of Reeva Steenkamp, who Pistorius shot dead in his home in 2013. This comes after the parole review board (PRB) referred the[…]

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Pistorius to undergo psychotherapy

The Parole Review Board (PRB) has recommended that jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius be sent for psychotherapy, the Department of Correctional Services said. Spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said these were some of the directions delivered by the board on Monday as it reviewed Pistorius’s case for possible parole release. “The PRB also[…]

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No clarity on when Oscar could possibly walk

It is unclear when Oscar Pistorius will be released from Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria should he be granted parole. Spokesperson for Correctional Services, Manelisi Wolela, said he could not shed light on the process as the department took instruction from the chairperson of the parole review board. Pistorius[…]

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Parole review board to decide on Oscar’s fate

Whether Oscar Pistorius stays in jail or is released is expected to be decided when the parole review board meets on Friday. The former Paralympic athlete was meant to have been released from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria on August 21, to serve out the rest of his[…]

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No word on potential legal action by Oscar’s lawyers

There was no word from Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers on Wednesday night on whether they would pursue legal action following the decision by Justice Minister Michael Masutha to suspend the release of the Paralympian on parole. His attorney Brian Webber could not immediately be reached for comment. However, Pistorius’s family said[…]

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